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Category The Past of Learning

Read short, succinct articles on the evolution of learning. Learn about the work done in the discipline of instructional design over the last century and more. Understand how the discipline of cognitive psychology developed over time, by reading about the Great Minds of Instructional Design such as Watson, Pavlov, Skinner, Bloom, Gardner, and their works.

Chanakya: The Thinkers, Philosophers, and Teachers (Part 3)

Chanakya, also known as Kautilya and Vishnu Gupta was an Indian Economist, teacher, master-strategist, and a political thinker was born in 375 BC. He was the architect of Mauryan empire, the largest empire in ancient India. It is said that… Continue Reading →

The Behaviorists – Part 1 of 3: B.F. Skinner

Behaviorism is an approach that suggests that learning can be brought about through manipulation of behavior. Among the famous behaviorists was Dr. B. F. Skinner or Burrhus Frederic Skinner. B.F. Skinner was an American Professor of Psychology. He was educated… Continue Reading →

Eklavya’s Quest – Self-learning & the Importance of Symbols

Eklavya, one of the tragic heroes of Mahabharata, learned archery on his own and became such a great archer that Dronacharya began to fear that he would far exceed the capabilities of Arjuna, his disciple. What was it that kept… Continue Reading →

Plato: The Thinkers, Philosophers, and Teachers (Part 2)

Plato was a thinker, philosopher, and teacher who lived in the 4th century BC. Among other things, his most important claim to fame was that he started an academy for higher learning – possibly the first in the western world… Continue Reading →

Learning Objectives, Action Verbs, Instructional Design and Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was an engineer, painter, anatomist, biologist, teacher. He was also a keen observer of nature and life. Most of what he learned was through observation and inquiry, and he didn’t do it without a plan – or… Continue Reading →

Manetho: The Thinkers, Philosophers, and Teachers (Part 1)

Who was Manetho? Manetho was one of the earliest historians and philosophers of the world. He is thought to have existed around 3rd century BC (about 2400 years ago) in an Egypt ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty (a couple of… Continue Reading →

Meet the First Ever Plagiarist

Plagiarism – The Definition The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines plagiarism as: (Plagiarism is) to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own : use (another’s production) without crediting the source or (Plagiarism is) to commit literary… Continue Reading →

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